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Expressions of Interest open for Macquarie Point redevelopment

Posted December 05, 2015 14:33:42

The Macquarie Point Improvement Corporation has advertised for expressions of interest for what has been touted as a $ 1 billion project.

State Development Minister Matthew Groom mentioned the level of interest in the redevelopment of Hobart’s Macquarie Point ought to be clearer within a couple of months.

“This is about an invitation to the nation and the planet to come to Hobart, Tasmania and be component of one of the most exciting redevelopment opportunities that is at present on supply in this country” he said.

The project is expected to contain residential, cultural, commercial and scientific facilities.

Macquarie Point Corporation CEO Elizabeth Jack stated she had already had discussions with interested developers.

“This will be a really long-term project but that does not mean developers won’t be attracted,” she mentioned.

“We’re genuinely fortunate we’ve had a discussions with a number of developers, not just Tasmanian, but these from interstate and overseas.”

In June the Corporation released a master plan for the website.

It integrated a mix of residential and office space, tourism facilities such as a hotel, Antarctic investigation facilities and public spaces.

Hobart attractive to developers, minister

Mr Groom said Hobart was observed as a profitable investment chance by developers.

“The conversation nationally has changed when it comes to Hobart and Tasmania,” he said.

“In the previous there may possibly have been a query about the relative merits of investing in Hobart versus a Melbourne or Sydney but that is not the present perception.”

Ms Jack said the State Government’s method to try and boost the Tasmania’s population would be a further boon for the project.

“After we start off to see an improve in our populations when we see some of the point being put in spot now reaping those returns I don’t believe we will have an situation receiving developers and investors here,” she stated

Developers have until March to lodge their expressions of interest and the approach is anticipated to be comprehensive in 12 months.

Initial improvement is due to start off in 2017.

Remediation operate on the contaminated, former industrial website has currently begun.

The Corporation will foot the bill for remediation performs from a $ 45 million Federal Government grant.

Council wants stronger voice at the table

Hobart’s Lord Mayor, Sue Hickey, stated it “does seem to have been a really extended time” waiting for expressions of interest to be called for.

She said it would be good to see what improvement possibilities are out there

“We won’t know till we test the market” she stated.

Ms Hickey mentioned the Council would decide on Monday whether to hold pushing for a seat on the Macquarie Point board.

“At the finish of the day this improvement will come back into the hands of Hobart City Council for upkeep and care,” she said.

Ms Jack mentioned the Hobart City Council was a “strategic companion” and currently had a robust voice in the procedure.

“We have a very very good working connection with the Council, I meet often with the Basic Manager of the Council land our Chair meets with the Lord Mayor,” she mentioned.

Subjects: urban-development-and-arranging, community-and-society, local-government, government-and-politics, hobart-7000

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Deal to have MONA style public space in Macquarie Point questioned

Posted November 30, 2015 18:24:21

Macquarie Point master plan overview Photo: The development will be landlocked with Sullivans Cove and the TasPorts-run Macquarie Wharf separating it from the waterfront. (Supplied: Macquarie Point Improvement Corporation)
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Inquiries are being raised about a deal to have the Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) curate the public spaces of the $ 1 billion Macquarie Point redevelopment in Hobart.

The Macquarie Point Improvement Corporation will soon contract the museum’s curators to oversee the style of two main public spaces – Goods Shed Plaza and Goods Shed Park.

But Tasmanian developer Brendon Bourke mentioned the deal lacked transparency.

“There seems to be a lack of transparency in these sort of projects in Tasmania that are Government run,” he mentioned.

“MONA may possibly nicely be the greatest, but how would we know? I don’t know what the criteria was: how they had been chosen? By whom they have been chosen?

“That appears to be an problem for a lot of Tasmanian architects, designers and constructors.”

The proposed deal followed the good results of Dark Mofo, which converted the disused rail yards into Dark Park, attracting 76,000 people.

Hobart architect Tim Penny mentioned involving the arts neighborhood produced sense.

“It’s a good idea [but] I’m not entirely positive it really is going to value the development,” he said.

The corporation’s Elizabeth Jack disagreed, arguing MONA’s contribution would invigorate the space.

“It adds [value] for the developers but it also adds value for people that will be living and functioning here very first,” she stated.

Each the corporation and MONA mentioned there would be an opportunity for architects to be involved.

MONA stated there would be public consultation during the next six to 12 months as it worked on a idea for the public space.

Site’s master plan is confused, critics say

Mr Penny questioned whether there would be any developer interest in the wider internet site, saying the master strategy, which was released in June, is aspirational but confused.

“I suspect if they released the packages now, it would just fizzle,” he mentioned.

Mr Bourke agreed that the master plan was confused.

“I nevertheless have no great idea of what they’re aiming for, what they’re large picture is, what their philosophy is,” he said.

But Ms Jack stated there had been strong interest from developers and an expressions of interest process will open in mid-December.

The value of the contract with MONA will be created public when it is finalised in coming days.

Subjects: urban-improvement-and-preparing, hobart-7000

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